Dalmatian Coast cruising

Sail Croatia’s celebrated Dalmatian Coast and experience some of the most spectacular scenery in the Mediterranean.

From deserted beaches to beautiful bays and bustling towns steeped in culture, Croatia’s coastal cruising grounds reveal exquisite islands steeped in sunshine and fragranced with the scent of lavender. With clear blue skies, consistent warm weather and perfect sailing conditions, a one-week Hvar flotilla is your perfect Dalmatian sailing getaway.

Hvar itinerary

7
Days

Highlights

  • Explore Hvar Island
  • Short island hopping
  • Dalmatian city of Split
  • Croatian food and wine
  • UNESCO site of Stari Grad
  • Snorkel Nečujam ship wreck
Day 1

Marina Agana

The day's sailing

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Marina Agana, Croatia

Get to know your boat and your new flotilla companions at our base at marina Agana, a charming coastal Marina village of ramshackle Mediterranean houses and quaint waterside restaurants. The port’s convenient location gives you the chance to visit the historic harbour town of Trogir (just 15 minutes by taxi) and the ruins of Emperor Diocletian’s Palace at Split (40 minutes) before you depart.

Discover Marina Agana

Peaceful beachside bathing

Check out the beaches to the east of the town for a quiet, pre-departure swim.

Day 2

Marina Agana to Milna, Brač

The day's sailing

20
Nautical miles
4 hr
Sailing time

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Milna (Brač), Croatia

Let the wind fill your sails and guide you past the headland into the Adriatic. You and your flotilla companions are heading for Brač, where you’ll find small town of Milna. Milna’s network of ancient streets hides a number of excellent shops and restaurants, sure to keep your attention until it’s time to move on. Swimming in the bay near the quiet Marina Vlaska is a refreshing way to spend a hot Croatian afternoon.

Discover Milna

Waterside drinks

Soak up the atmosphere with a refreshing cocktail on Milna’s scenic waterfront.

Suggested lunch spots

Anchor in quiet Lucice or Blaca Bay and pull the cork on a bottle of your favourite wine, enjoying a swim in the rich turquoise water before lunch.

Day 3

Milna, Brač to Jelsa, Hvar

The day's sailing

20
Nautical miles
4 hr
Sailing time

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Jelsa (Hvar), Croatia

Leave Milna and sail south, manoeuvring between the islands of Šolta and Brač and heading southeast until you reach the island of Hvar. Cruise along Hvar’s beautiful coastline studded with rolling hills and lush forests until you reach Jelsa, nestled between mountains and tucked in a lovely bay. Fall in love with Jelsa’s old world charm and explore the picturesque waterfront. Jelsa is known for its food, so find a konoba (restaurant) and sample the delicious fresh seafood and local Hvar wines.

Discover Jelsa

Unforgettable views

Catch the sea plane between Jelsa and Split for unforgettable views of Dalmatia’s ancient capital city.

Suggested lunch spots

The small cove of Smrka features a huge entrance to an abandoned submarine shelter. Use your lunchtime break to explore the cove and the sunken ship, then anchor and enjoy a picnic lunch on board.

Day 4

Free Sailing

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By now you’ll have brushed up on your sailing skills and feel confident enough to head out into the Adriatic on your own or in small groups. The free sailing day is your chance to explore and see any sights you were longing to visit that aren’t on the flotilla itinerary. Set sail from Jelsa and head for the natural harbour of Palmižana for a different taste of island life, or take in a day trip to the a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stari Grad instead. If you want to sail further afield, then the westerly island of Vis is a great place to overnight and a chance to rack up a few blue water miles along the way.

Day 5

Bobovišća, Brač

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Bobovišće (Brač), Croatia

Reunite with your flotilla companions in the sheltered village of Bobovišća. Here candyfloss-coloured brick buildings are scattered charmingly along a peaceful harbour. Moor in the shallow harbour for an overnight stay and head onshore to explore this tranquil town.

Discover Bobovišća

Ancient ruins

In the hills above the bay, ancient Roman and Byzantine ruins wait for explorers to discover them.

Suggested lunch spots

The many coves and beaches of Šolta are perfect for a quiet lunch. For a bit more activity, head to Nečujam, the largest bay on the island. Snorkel the ship wreck or enjoy the boat rentals, water slides and tennis courts in the summer.

Day 6

Bobovišća, Brač to Šešula, Šolta

The day's sailing

15
Nautical miles
3 hr
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Just east of Brač is the island of Šolta. Head for the very western tip to the green oasis of Šešula. This small and quiet village is ideal for spending a relaxing day swimming or snorkelling in the turquoise waters. Grab a mooring buoy in front of a restaurant in Šešula’s bay and head ashore to dine at a local konoba (restaurant).

Discover Šešula

Suggested lunch spots

Drop anchor in the deep blue waters of Tatinja on the southern side of Šolta and enjoy a peaceful lunch on deck.

Day 7

Šešula, Šolta to Marina Agana

The day's sailing

11
Nautical miles
2 hr
Sailing time

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Marina Agana, Croatia

Sail into the Adriatic once more, putting the island of Šolta behind you as you return to marina Agana. Hurry back and take the time to explore Split further, chilling out on the popular promenade or searching the local markets for a few Croatian keepsakes. Make the most of your final day in the Hvar flotilla and soak up as much of the atmosphere as you can.